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Old 09-23-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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Backup light help

Im planning on getting a set of rigid dually flush mount led lights to put on my rear bumper so I can actually see when I back up at night. What would be the best option to get for this specific application?

1) Diffused

2) Flood

3) Spot

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IMO go with the spot.

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You want the defused! I debated that same question and after talking to rigid they recommended going defused, I still thought the floods would be better but after I put them them in, they were right on the money.

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And this only the diffused back up lights on, no other artificial lighting.
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did you just cut a hole in your rear tail lights for them ?
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You want the defused! I debated that same question and after talking to rigid they recommended going defused, I still thought the floods would be better but after I put them them in, they were right on the money.

And this only the diffused back up lights on, no other artificial lighting.
Those are great! Can you share some more info please? Installation, price, etc.

Thank you!
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For inside the bumper, you want flood or spot. Since they will be mounted low, the diffused will get a lot of interference from the ground and IMO will leave a lot to be desired. The diffused throw at a 60 degree radius.

Darkfire's are mounted higher than the bumper so the diffused works there. I have floods on top of my taillights via BDF brackets. I was going to go with diffused but I have an OR fab tire carrier and can mount so it sticks out past the bumper and would cut off a lot of the light from a diffused dually. I needed more throw as well as light to the right/left.

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Those are great! Can you share some more info please? Installation, price, etc.

Thank you!
X2. That looks like a sweet setup!
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[QUOTE=robskully;2823320]did you just cut a hole in your rear tail lights for them ?
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Those are great! Can you share some more info please? Installation, price, etc.
The complete step by step on the light install is at the end of my build page here:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/mat...ld-160398.html






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For inside the bumper, you want flood or spot. Since they will be mounted low, the diffused will get a lot of interference from the ground and IMO will leave a lot to be desired. The diffused throw at a 60 degree radius.

Darkfire's are mounted higher than the bumper so the diffused works there. I have floods on top of my taillights via BDF brackets. I was going to go with diffused but I have an OR fab tire carrier and can mount so it sticks out past the bumper and would cut off a lot of the light from a diffused dually. I needed more throw as well as light to the right/left.

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attached is the spec's for the 3 lights, if a "wider Beam" is what you are looking for then the Diffused are clearly what you want. as for tire carrier blocking the light, I to am packing a big meat on the rear bumper and I was concerned about it blocking light also but as you can see from the picture posted earlier it did not effect the lighting behind me.

when you are backing up you want to be "Lighting up the ground" and the immediate area around you. as I was told from rigid when I bought these "you are not driving 60 mph in reverse, you do not need to light up 300' behind you, you need to see clearly all around you 25-50' "

look at the spec sheets, and buy what you need to accomplish your reverse driving needs. And if your still unsure call rigid 480-655-0100

and here is the link to the full spec sheet http://www.rigidindustries.com/v/rig...int/dually.pdf
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X2. That looks like a sweet setup!

X3. That looks like a great project.
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The complete step by step on the light install is at the end of my build page here:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/mat...ld-160398.html
That came out awesome !
How did you wire it up ?
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That came out awesome !
How did you wire it up ?
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For now it's taped directly into the rear backup wiring. I will be running it to one of my SPod switches so I can also turn it on manually.
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For now it's taped directly into the rear backup wiring. I will be running it to one of my SPod switches so I can also turn it on manually.
Did you just splice off it or cut bulb connector off ?
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cut the bulb connector off. but you can do it either way.

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